Abbubaker Mobara seems to have won a place in the hearts of the Orlando Pirates faithful. The 23-year-old joined the Buccaneers last year and was undoubtedly one of the outstanding players in the team, which resulted in rumours that Bidvest Wits were interested in luring him to Braamfontein.
Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs are said to be in a tussle for the services of Ajax Cape Town's Mosa Lebusa. Amakhosi have been targeting the player for some time, but Sundowns and Pirates are also said to be keeping an eye on the left back.
George Lebese's future at Kaizer Chiefs is currently up in the air, with the player having publicly shown his unhappiness at being deprived of game time. It was reported that both Lebese and the club were going to meet to make a final decision, but there are rumours that Mamelodi Sundowns are looking to rope in the left winger.
Orlando Pirates' new coach, Milutin "Micho" Sredojevic, has started with a bang in his preparations for the new season. Bucs walloped Platinum Stars 6-1 in a friendly on the weekend, with Abbubaker Mobara scoring two goals, while Thamsanqa Gabuza, Ayanda Nkosi, Happy Jele and Mpho Makola all scored a goal each.
Orlando Pirates are reportedly keen on acquiring the services of Maritzburg United's Evans Rusike. The striker could be the solution to the Buccaneers' problems up front, but some supporters feel the club should be looking for defenders instead.